Volume #6

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Out Now: Volume #6 – Architecture of Power, part II: Power Building

After showing how power manifests itself in details (Volume #5), Volume #6 discusses power at the scale of the building. Francesco Bonami, Ole Bouman, Zvi Efrat, Jeffrey Inaba, Jeannie Kim, Rem Koolhaas, Brendan McGetrick, Markus Miessen, Lina Stergiou, Robert Stern and many more on superchurches in the USA, the palaces of Saddam Hussein, penthouses taking over whole skyscrapers, entrance lobbies, detention centres, security fences, the perseverance of modernist utopias, and much more. Including a dossier on ‘desperately decadent’ megalo projects in the Gulf region.

Table of Contents

The Architecture of Power, Part II
New City / Gulf Dossier:
Desperate Decadence / Ole Bouman
Neither Desperate Nor Decadent / Afnan Al Rubian, Ayesha Al-Sager, Sally Khanafer
Projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE
New Geography:
The Statu(t)e of Liberty / Markus Miessen
Futile Power / Zvi Efrat
New Living:
Co-opus Dei / Francesco Bonami
Power at the Top – Plus: Conversation with Robert Stern / C-Lab
New Metaphysics:
Superchurch / Jeannie Kim
Palace Power / C-Lab
New Money:
Power to the Client / Ole Bouman
Neo-Money / Inderpaul Johar
A Chat with the Future / Amit Khemka
New History:
The Power of Restraint – Hermitage / AMO
Chandigarh – After All These Years / Jens Hommert, Joakim Dahlqvist, Francesco Tiribelli
Niemeyer For Sale / c-lab 118
New Image:
Architecture Gets Intense / Lina Stergiou
Power in Color / C-Lab
New Effects:
Move That Building / C-Lab
Sound ImMaterial / C-Lab
A Year On View


Volume#6: Power Building
128 pages
Binding: Soft-Cover
ISBN 978 90 77966 06 4
Price: € 17,50
Release: December 2005
Editor-in-chief: Ole Bouman
Contributing editors: Rem Koolhaas, Mark Wigley
Design: Irma Boom and Natasha Chandani
Publisher: Stichting Archis


Volume #6, ‘Architecture of Power, part II: Power Building’.

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